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US court halts Biden administration's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers - Order

Washington, Nov 29 (UNI/Sputnik) A US court halted on Monday a vaccine mandate imposed by the Biden administration on all healthcare workers.
"For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction is granted," judge Matthew Schelp from the US district court for the Eastern District of Missouri said in an order related to a lawsuit filed by 10 US states, namely Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
The court ordered the defendants immediately cease all implementation or enforcement of the mandate with Comment Period as to any Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers within those 10 states. The judge also said that defendants are preliminarily enjoined from the implementation and enforcement of this mandate.
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Bangladeshi American woman is Biden's nominee for federal judgeship

21 Jan 2022 | 12:31 AM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI) Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, is President Joe Biden's nominee for a federal judgeship. If confirmed by the Senate, Choudhury would become the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge and the first Bangladeshi American.

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WHO European Office releases fact sheet on Omicron

21 Jan 2022 | 12:10 AM

Copenhagen, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) A fact sheet addressing "speculation, assumptions and misinformation being communicated about the Omicron variant" of Covid-19 was released by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Regional Office for Europe here on Wednesday.

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Mortal remains of two Indians killed in Houthi attack to reach Amritsar tomorrow

Mortal remains of two Indians killed in Houthi attack to reach Amritsar tomorrow

21 Jan 2022 | 12:01 AM

Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (UNI) The mortal remains of the two Indians killed in Monday’s Houthi drone attack will reach Amritsar tomorrow morning, with the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi having completed all formalities for the repatriation, the Indian Ambassador in Abu Dhabi Sunjay Sudhir said.

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China adds 654,000 5G base stations in 2021

20 Jan 2022 | 11:42 PM

Beijing, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) China has stepped up its pace of 5G development, adding 654,000 base stations in 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Thursday.

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China warns away US warship in South China sea

20 Jan 2022 | 11:22 PM

Beijing, Jan 20 (UNI) The Chinese military said on Thursday that it has warned away a US warship that sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea.

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